Terry Ashton

Terry Ashton
Terry Ashton

Terry Ashton

BA (Hons); DipEd (Dist); DASE (Dist)




I graduated in Chemistry at St Catherine's College, University of Oxford, and completed my postgraduate training at the University of Oxford Department of Education. I worked as a teacher, tutor, Senior Year Tutor (Guidance Teacher), and Senior Sixth Form Tutor at schools in England and Wales.  After completing a Diploma of Advanced Study in Education (Counselling) at Keele University I worked as a School Counsellor in North Wales.  In 1979 I became Lecturer in Counselling and Guidance at Aberdeen College of Education/Northern College, and in 1988 I was appointed Adviser in Guidance for Grampian Regional Council and then (after local government reorganisation) I became Adviser (Guidance and Careers) for Aberdeen City Council, from which I retired in 2008.  I was leader of a national project on Personal Support in Schools run by Aberdeen City on behalf of the Scottish Executive, which was carried out jointly with Aberdeenshire and Moray Councils.  I was also project leader for Determined to Succeed (Enterprise in Education) in Aberdeen.


  • BA (Hons) Chemistry 
    1967 - University of Oxford 
  • DipEd (Dist) Education 
    1968 - University of Oxford 
  • DASE (Dist) Counselling 
    1974 - Keele University